Man Utd in talks to agree deal for Brazilian wonderkid
Manchester United are reportedly considering a move for Brazilian wonderkid Endrick.The 16-year-old is supposedly being followed by a plethora of top European teams after bursting onto the scene in his homeland with Palmeiras.
Endrick is still waiting for his competitive debut for the Brasileiro team, however, he has struck six goals in seven appearances for their Under-20s in the 2022 Copinha.
The teenager has also scored five goals and provided one assist from four games in a Brazil shirt for the Under-17s, and he signed his first professional contract with Palmeiras earlier this year.
Endrick is tied down to his boyhood club until the summer of 2025, however, that is unlikely to deter interested parties from trying to secure his services in the next couple of years.
According to Brazilian journalist Jorge Nicola – via The Sun – Man United are one of several European clubs keeping a close eye on Endrick’s development.
The report adds that Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United have joined the Red Devils in the race for the forward, and bids are being prepared by all three sides.
Endrick is reported to possess a £35m release clause in his current deal with Palmeiras, however, Premier League teams are supposedly already on the back foot in the race.
Nicola adds that Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are both well-placed to compete for the Brazil Under-17 international’s services, with the Ligue 1 champions currently at the head of the queue.
An intense battle between teams over personal terms will seemingly commence in the near future, as teams aim to lure a Brazilian midfielder away from the club where he has netted a staggering 165 goals at youth level.
Endrick conducted an interview with Marca earlier this year, during which he confirmed his desire to play for the top teams like Barcelona and Real Madrid.
“I try not to think about the future, but about the present. I dream, of course, of playing in Europe, with the Brazilian national team and winning trophies,” Endrick said.
“I have a lot of love for Real Madrid because of Cristiano [Ronaldo], although I have also looked up some of their history and they are a very good team.
“It is very gratifying for me to know that they are watching me and seeing my games. I am very grateful to God for that. I have to do more, it’s not good enough yet, I have to give more. I still have a way to go.
“They are a very good team too, spectacular, with incredible players, some of whom have already left, such as [Lionel] Messi, Xavi [Hernandez] and [Andres] Iniesta. It’s good that one of the best clubs in the world follows me as a player and a person. I thank God very much.”